Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards.
Director:Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton Producer:Joseph M. Schenck Production Company:Metro Picture Corporation Sponsor:k-otic.com Audio/Visual:silent with musical score, black & white Keywords:Silent; Comedy; Buster Keaton Contact Information:www.k-otic.com
Reviewer:Christine Hennig -
August 20, 2006 Subject:
Buster in the Big House
While playing golf near the penitentiary, Buster Keaton gets knocked out by his own ball just when an escaped prisoner happens by. The prisoner exchanges clothes with Buster, causing the pursuing guards to think he is the escaped convict. Buster runs, but because nothing ever goes right for him, he ends up back in the prison. The wardenâs daughter helps him to escape hanging, and he gets the opportunity to exchange clothes again with a guard, but must contend with a huge bullying convict and a prison riot. Unfortunately, this is one of Busterâs weaker efforts, exchanging a complicated, farcical plot for Busterâs usual difficulties attempting to do ordinary things, which are hilarious. It does have its moments, especially in the satirical hanging sequence, but it could have been way funnier.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
May 13, 2006 Subject:
sports are dangerous
1. it is a good film, yet it is not as good as others that are available for download here. If I should rate it I would give something between 3 and 4 points.
2. There are some errors in the film. Especially in the contrast of black and white. At a part in the middle of the film I could hardly watch the film properly as it was much too dark. This should perhaps be fixed.